The Crystal Cathedral's new tenants

Friday, October 12, 2012
 | 
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A California Catholic diocese held its first service on the location that once belonged to a Christian mega-church.

Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral)The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange recently celebrated its first service at the Crystal Cathedral, with more than 1,200 Catholics gathering for a morning service and prayer in what will now be called Christ Cathedral. Orange County Bishop Tod D. Brown, a public policy expert, addressed the congregation and called on Catholics to defend their religious freedoms in light of ObamaCare, the November presidential election, and a growing "assault" on religious freedoms.

The diocese purchased the campus from Crystal Cathedral Ministries after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Crystal Cathedral Ministries will stay on the location until June, when it will move to a nearby Catholic church.

The Orange County Register reports that plans to remodel the cathedral are expected to start next summer, but the congregation has already brought in a large wooden cross and other Catholic emblems to make it feel more like home.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Why are some anti-ObamaCare conservatives now tolerating their own version of it?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Pro-life advocates continue fight to defund Planned Parenthood
DeVos accuses predecessor of wasting billions of dollars
Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody
No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count
Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votes
Palestinian woman killed after attacking Israeli police

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Liberal mayors to let illegals run wild in the streets
Obama's legacy: More horrifically unruly students
Black student groups get vast majority of $85,000 surplus at very white university
No-white-girls-in-hoops student crusaders now slamming school newspaper for covering their crusade
UMass op-ed points out stupidity of student protest topics

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Catholic survey skewed intentionally, says priest

A spokesman for Priests for Life suggests a new poll included questions framed to show Catholics support ObamaCare's HHS birth-control mandate, which many Roman Catholic leaders have pointed out is in direct conflict with Catholic teaching.